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The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers

Updated Aug 22, 2016
145 West 84th Street - New York NY - 10024
Type of autonomy arrangement: school based option
Basic Profile

Opened In

2009

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers has de jure authority via their School Based Option in the areas of setting school schedule and determining teacher work day. The teacher team has de facto autonomy in the other areas indicated above.

About the Learning Program

The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers recognizes that overcoming our planet’s environmental challenges is the biggest task facing the world today. We understand that as our economy becomes more green, many of the future’s most promising careers will focus on solving the challenges of environmental injustice, and in ensuring equitable access to quality living and resources for all citizens. Our students will only be able to activate this mission if they are equipped with collaborative problem-solving and reasoning skills, empathy and awareness of how to interrupt injustice, and the knowledge of green industries and environmental issues. Therefore, we are committed to being a learning community dedicated to personal and community empowerment, college and career-readiness, and equity and access to and for our students, families and staff.